Fort Ligonier

Fort Ligonier (HM15IQ)

Location: Ligonier, PA 15658 Westmoreland County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 14.484', W 79° 14.334'

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Century Chain

President Dwight D. Eisenhower, seen by 30,000 in Ligonier on September 26, 1958, climaxed his visit with a public address on this site. He sealed into the Century Chain the open Bicentennial Link, using as ax from the fort's artifacts. The President then signed a scroll commemorating the occasion.

The Century Chain's lines are similar to, but slightly larger than those of the Great Chain spanning the Hudson River at West Point during the American Revolution. The Century Chain includes iron smelted at one of the old iron furnaces in Ligonier Valley.

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Date Added Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 9:48pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 649800 N 4456038
Decimal Degrees40.24140000, -79.23890000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 14.484', W 79° 14.334'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 14' 29.04" N, 79° 14' 20.04" W
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Area Code(s)412, 724
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 206 S Market St, Ligonier PA 15658, US
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